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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Dreeszen

Staying Organized Helps You Accomplish Your Goals

This year, we at ACS – Affordable Cleaning Services – have been putting a great deal of emphasis on staying organized. We have been encouraging employees to focus on dreams and setting goals to accomplish those dreams. One key factor is staying organized. Whether it is at home or at the office, an organized desk, a well-thought-out plan, and a clean environment can all help you achieve those goals that will move you along the path to your dreams.

Very frequently as summer wanes, so does our energy. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, with temperatures dipping lower, giving us the urge to hibernate. Let’s take a look at what’s happening and what we can do to remedy the situation and stay on top of our To-Do Lists and continue on our journey to accomplish our goals and dreams.

As the days become shorter, it is a scientific fact that less exposure to sunlight messes with our circadian rhythm, triggering our bodies to produce more melatonin or sleep hormone. Combined with the cooler nights, many of us crave just a little more sleep. Some may experience more depression and anxiety, which has now been identified as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Others will find that without the benefit of summer sunshine, they are low on vitamin D. That can cause loss of bone density, bone pain, or just plain fatigue. So be aware and keep these issues under control so they don’t sabotage your dreams.

Be aware that there is a link between mental health and a clean environment. Clutter may contribute to depression. Women who described their living spaces as cluttered or full of unfinished projects were more likely to be tired and depressed than women who described their homes as restful and restorative. Researchers have found that women with messy homes have higher levels of cortisol. Too much cortisol can contribute to high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, or fatigue.

Clutter can also contribute to a lack of focus, confusion, and tension. Apparently, the brain goes on overload with the excess clutter, which represents unfinished business and causes feelings of stress.

Conversely, a clean, organized environment can positively affect your mood and health. It helps you focus and gives you with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It helps you feel in control of your life. It will make it easier to concentrate on the important things you need to do. You will be more productive and less irritable. So, if you are having trouble focusing on a project at home or at the office, you may want to look around and take stock. Do you need a cleaner, more organized environment to make it easier to get your work done?

If you answered yes to this question, maybe you can handle it yourself, but if not, enlist help. Get the kids involved, or ask a friend or family member if they will help you get organized. It’s a lot easier to tackle big projects when you have help. If you have room in your budget, consider hiring someone to do the hard tasks like cleaning the bathrooms or kitchen. Call ACS – Affordable Cleaning Services to see what we can do for you.

Start now. Beat back the seasonal tiredness before it sets in. Step into the light. Open the blinds and/or curtains. Use caffeine, exercise, power nap, sleep a little more if you need it. And above all, call ACS. We can help you with the cleaning, whether it is at the office or at home. If you need the carpets freshened before the house is closed up for winter, we can do that too. Maybe things look pretty clean, but you want them to smell clean, too. Maybe your problem is that you are keeping up with the cleaning, but it is keeping you from accomplishing those goals you set for the year that will help you reach your dreams. Let us take over the cleaning, so you can do what is most important even if that just means enjoying life. Reap the benefits of a clean, organized home and office. Call ACS today. (319.471.3880)

ACS has been in business for over ten years and has become a leader in commercial janitorial services in Iowa, winning the City’s Best Award two years in a row. We not only provide professional commercial cleaning services in Iowa City, but also post-construction cleaning in Coralville, Iowa City, and surrounding areas. In addition, we serve many other clients providing them with regular residential cleaning in North Liberty, Iowa City, and Coralville. We also offer many other services, including carpet cleaning, property management hallway cleaning, and moving (in or out) cleaning. We pride ourselves on having a well-trained staff that is sensitive to the needs and wishes of the client. So don’t let disorganization be what derails your projects. Call ACS and see how we can help you. (319.471.3880)

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